Drawn from his recent contribution to Semiotext(e)’s “Active Agents” series Communal Nude: Collected Essays, published in May of this year, Literary Hub presents Robert Glück’s essay “Writing Must Explore Its Relation to Power.” An origin story about the makings of the Bay Area’s New Narrative community, Glück’s essay is a must read for any writer […]
Sometimes it’s difficult to pinpoint which agents are open to submissions at any given time. So with that in mind, I’m creating some new vertical lists of agents seeking queries right now, as of summer 2016. This list is for science fiction. Show More Summary
Legendary San Francisco poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti has had an unlikely friendship with his literary agent, Sterling Lord, for six decades. The two, who met in the height of the sixties, continue to inspire (and perhaps, entertain) each other, most recently while putting together Ferlinghetti’s near-memoir To the Light House, a project that has held Ferlinghetti’s […]
Currently Seeking: She's particularly interested in commercial and literary fiction, mysteries and thrillers, narrative non-fiction, lifestyle, and cookbooks. The post New Literary Agent Alert: Margaret Sutherland Brown of Emma Sweeney Agency appeared first on WritersDigest.com.
At 97, Lawrence Ferlinghetti is finally finishing a book about his life, to the great delight of his longtime agent, Sterling Lord, 95.
Parker Peevyhouse, author of WHERE FUTURES END (Feb. 2016, Kathy Dawson Books), shares the steps she took to obtaining representation. The post How I Got My Literary Agent: Parker Peevyhouse appeared first on WritersDigest.com.
Sometimes it’s difficult to pinpoint which agents are open to submissions at any given time. So with that in mind, I’m creating some new vertical lists of agents seeking queries right now, as of summer 2016. This list is for historical romance. Show More Summary
CAA has promoted five members of its training program to agent, the agency said today. Sue Carls, Zach Kaplan and Pete Stein are now agents in the Motion Pictures Literary department and will be based at the Los Angeles HQ. Sabrina Butera and Sam Forbert are now agents in the Music department in Nashville.
UTA television literary agent Lindsay Framson is leaving the agency and joining boutique lit management company Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment as a manager representing writers and directors. Framson had been at UTA for eight years. She...Show More Summary
She is seeking: Latoya is seeking romance, erotica, erotic fiction, women’s fiction, women’s thriller, LGBTQ romance and erotic fiction, along with advice/how-to/memoir submissions. Latoya tends to shy away from YA, sci-fi/fantasy, historical,...Show More Summary
Jo Franklin, author of I'M AN ALIEN AND I WANT TO GO HOME (Nov. 2015, Clarion), shares her querying process and journey to publication. The post How I Got My Literary Agent: Jo Franklin appeared first on WritersDigest.com.
The English composer and broadcaster Michael Berkeley, whose wife the literary agent Deborah Rogers died in May 2014, has announced his remarriage, to the former Bloomsbury publishing editor, Elizabeth West. ‘We have known each other for over twenty years,’ says Michael. We wish them every happiness.
He is seeking: literary fiction, mysteries, thrillers, historical fiction, commercial literary fiction and narrative nonfiction. For nonfiction, he seeks popular science, sports, popular culture, politics, essays, and history. The post Agent Spotlight: Chris Bucci of The McDermid Agency appeared first on WritersDigest.com.
Rina Brannen has joined the United Talent Agency as an agent in its television literary department. Brannen comes from The Rothman Brecher Agency where she was an agent in the TV lit department for the last three years. She began her...Show More Summary
He is seeking: He enjoys reading literary fiction, crime, biography, narrative nonfiction, and anything about Los Angeles. The post New Literary Agent Alert: Sam Freilich of Elyse Cheney Literary appeared first on WritersDigest.com.
The question comes up during Q&A at almost every writers’ conference: What makes fiction literary? I’ve frequently been on that panel. I’ve listened as smart and experienced editors and agents try to pin it down. Literary? It’s…well, it’s… Mostly the stabs at an answer boil down to, literary fiction is beautifully written. But wait, so […]
She is seeking: In fiction, Louise is looking for compelling protagonists, protagonists that know what they want. She is also looking for novels that ask important questions in a bold and imaginative way. She loves reading all genres,...Show More Summary
She is seeking: Science fiction, fantasy, historical fiction, young adult. Lindsay is actively building her client list with Emerald City Literary Agency. The post New Literary Agent Alert: Lindsay Mealing of Emerald City Literary appeared first on WritersDigest.com.
You said that I was trying to turn you into a thriller when you were really a literary novel. You wanted character; I knew agents wanted plot. We fought. The post Dear Novel: On Breaking Up with Your Manuscript appeared first on The Millions.
Reminder: New literary agents (with this spotlight featuring Gill McLay of Bath Literary Agency) are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list. About Gill: Gill graduated with a Publishing and Marketing degree from Oxford Brookes University in 1996. Show More Summary